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Lots of Speculation. Does anyone know what’s happening?
Ummm that’s a bit vague
I think the original author is eluding to something that was posted on the RI Saints hockey club website!
No surprise, long time coming.
OP should read an article on the use of articles.
Saints are selling to phc... MS is going to rule the world muhahahahaha
.............if he's selling then how is he going to rule the world?
Saints & Mount Saint Charles form partnership...
So the big news was that the RI Saints signed a long term ice contract with the Warwick rink.
Disappointing rumor mill from the dBoard on this one.
Bigger news will be posted in January. With the NESV shutting down after the season, Lovell in final negotiates to buy them and merge Giants with them. To get the deal done Lovell fronted the cash for the long term contract. Wouldn’t surprise me if Hitmen also part of the deal. Rumor has it they will get auto bid to e9, especially with the Wizards headed to Fed next year.
Lovell also funding the upgrades at Raynham so Generals and the Full Season teams have their home rink. Giants FS teams just rebrand to New England Knights.
The Saints are already a great organization and if this story is true they will work out all the ruff edges that already exist and take this club to the highest level with the Mount Pride stamp on it. Remember all programs in all sports go through expansion and contraction cycles. RI hockey is watered down with the business model first and foremost. When you mesh the hockey pedigree from both programs it can only get better. This is a train you want to ride the if you currently have a child in the hockey system.
I got news flash for you if this is true yes its good for saints as it will give some cred, but if any of them or you think their kid will ever play on the u16 and u19 teams the mount is starting you are sorely mistaken. The selects academy model they are using will recruit nationally and even internationally. It will also cost similar to prep as its full season extensive travel to play teams like belle tire etc. So anyone who thinks little rhody has talent to get on these teams you're dreaming. Its not gonna be your daddy and granddaddy's mount hockey.
Even better and if you are correct I have no problem with what you are saying. At the end of the day as long as I know I helped my kid do THE BEST that they can do then my mission is complete as a parent! Realistic and honest to myself and family. Having been affiliated with a great program even at a lower level is not a bad finish line! It’s a lot about how Hockey but it’s more about life!
I get the business aspect but to say mount is going to use this as a feeder is crazy. The high school will take the best players they can get and a lot of those are in the EHF. Not BHL american. It is a good business idea if they use the connection to grow teams and make more money.
Does anyone know who is funding this enormous hockey expansion by the Mount. They have brought in two "name" coaches who were very well payed at Selects Academy, they are advertising a U14, U15, U16, U18 program as well as having high school teams. They are talking about new rinks and a dorm. All of this will require a large capital investment as well as substantial costs of operation. To attract some of the very top kids there will also need to be "financial aid" packages. This seems like a very big potential budget.
who the hell is the "mount"? Sounds like a problem some dogs have when the mailman comes by
Google "Mount Saint Charles, Rhode Island , Hockey, to get their background
"THE DOMINANT high school program in the US..." Yeah, outside of about 50 better programs in MN, 12 in Wisconsin, 15 in Michigan, 8 in North Dakota they were THE DOMINANT high school program in the US.
Consider the Giants dead....another missed opportunity by Lovell!
Look for the continued downward spiral trend of enrollment at Lovells programs
Unless they build new rinks, the logistics of practice times gets crazy. U14, U15, U16, U18 should all practice 1 1/2 hour each day. Add in the regular high school varsity and JV teams. That leaves no ice time for any "program teams"
This is what New England hockey needed. High school hockey has been on life support not only in RI but throughout NE. Shame on the existing clubs for letting this happen. Go Mounties!
For all people not in the know, Lovell buying the Saints and merging into the Giants in Attleboro. Lovell also becoming part owner of NESV with new group of owners....
If this is true and that's a big IF, it could be a shot in the arm for RI hockey. Now lets get this out of the way first, This is not going to be some feeder program for Mount. It's clearly something that will help subsidize the recruits they intend to bring in from around the world apparently. I think on average the Saints charge $2400. I think that tuition would go up by at least $1000 and there probably wouldn't be any big changes so you would still be a nomad going from rink to rink with skills that are not good. With that being said I think parents will have Selects Academy on their minds when checking out this program and with the credibility of the coaches and administration at the top along with the money Mount has committed to this will probably draw some of the better kids in the area. PHC, 95 Giants, and the Kings would all take a hit. Current Saints kids Squirts and higher could potentially be cut. There will be a lot of crying from Saints parents on their elite teams.
If the Mount's program is as strong as the program at Selects Academy, and your kid is good enough to play there, you do not have to worry about comming "through the system". Only true elite players will play on these top teams. If they have the national and international draw that Selects Academy had, we are only talking about a few local players. It will be very interesting to see how this all plays out.
Bring back the chain link fence!
Lovell buying Saints.
For the Mount situation (not sure how associates with Saints) but they won’t be able to do what they did with Selects. Legacy Global Sports owns them and controls the player database, which is huge, and growing, specifically the for the younger players.
Those coaches don’t have access to that anymore and Legacy on a strong recruiting push at SKS right now. Mounties will get the leftovers at best.
As far as dorms? They are actually at Johnson and Whales, not on campus. Dorms going to take 3+ years to approve and build, just like rink. Rink location will be in same spot so they are already planning to miss a full year having a home rink once they get funding. No player looking at ISLs, Shattucks, SKS or FS T1EHL going down this path....coaches who jumped ship from SKS didn’t think it through and have a very steep hill to climb to success.
Anything will be better than current state of Mount, but it will be many years before they will be considered a viable option for the best talent in country.
I agree, The MSC "campus / dorm " situation is not very inviting, especially when compared to other similiar programs such as South Kent, Shattuck, or Northwood. I am not sure why the coaches left Selects Academy at South Kent, but the Headmaster at South Kent also stepped down to a paid one year sebatical and the retirement.
Uh oh. Somebody got a rub down...
Rumer has it to do with overspending the budget
You are all morons. Just shut your traps and watch what develops. Don’t worry it won’t affect any of your little benders.
more smoke on the Mountie theory. The Mount school told the PHC North they cannot rent ice there next year.